Chicken is one of the most common protein sources used in commercial dog food products. So, it’s safe to say that it’s a good source of protein to consider when making your pooch homemade meals. Chicken is readily available in most regions and a budget-friendly protein option. This chicken casserole for dogs is made with limited ingredients and should be a suitable meal for most adult dogs.
Did you realize that most homemade dog food diets are not nutritionally balanced for your dog? Your dog’s nutritional needs are unique to him, and they vary based on his age, weight, breed, activity level and overall health condition.
The only person that can tell you if this chicken casserole will make an appropriate diet for your dog is your veterinarian or a trained canine nutritionist. They will likely recommend adding additional supplements to the recipe to ensure that it meets all of your dog’s nutritional needs.
Chicken Casserole for Dogs Recipe
You do not need to feed this recipe as your pet’s main diet. You can also use it as a food topper to entice picky eaters or to add extra nutrients to your pup’s commercial kibble.
Recipe: Chicken Casserole for Dogs
If you’ve received the okay from your veterinarian to feed your pup a homemade diet, this is a healthy and easy recipe to add to the menu. You can use any dog-friendly vegetables that you have available. Healthy options include peas, broccoli, green beans, squash or pumpkin.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: about 6 cups 1x
- Category: Cooked Food
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Dog Food
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (chopped)
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup dog-friendly veggies (chopped)
- 1/4 cup quick oats
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
Melt the coconut oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Brown the chicken. Add the chicken broth, vegetables and oats. Allow the recipe to simmer for about 10 minutes.
Once the food has cooled, you can serve it to your dog.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 201
- Sugar: .2 g
- Sodium: 60 mg
- Fat: 5.8 g
- Carbohydrates: 2.1 g
- Fiber: .3 g
- Protein: 33.8 g
- Cholesterol: 87 mg
Keep in mind that the nutrition information above is calculated on the basis that you use zucchini and butternut squash. If you substitute different ingredients, you’ll have to use an online recipe calculator to get accurate nutrition information.
How much to feed: I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food for every 20 pounds of body weight. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. This is just a guideline. Lazier pets and senior dogs may not need as many. It is extremely important to consult your veterinarian about the best serving size for your dog.
How to store: You can store the leftover chicken casserole for dogs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze them and they’ll keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe includes no preservatives, so it won’t last nearly as long as commercial dog food.
For More Information
We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you’re new to home cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.